Last Updated: December 29, 2022

12 best face masks for every skin type.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 17 min read

You may not gravitate toward a face mask every single day, but you may tend to use them when you have time to slow down and take advantage of them. (Think girls’ night in, binge watching sessions, and other moments when self-care takes center stage in your life.) No matter when you find the time for a little R&R and face mask, you’ll want to make sure you’re picking the right one for your skin type. There are so many options from clay masks to mud masks to sheet masks and gel masks, too. Each face mask is packed with certain ingredients meant to pamper your skin.

For some guidance on what to grab, check out our list below of the best face masks for every skin type. You’ll find face masks anyone can benefit from, as well as others targeted toward specific skin types such as this Rooted Beauty Sensitive Green Tea Mask.

This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Acure Radically Rejuvenating Sheet Mask

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Give your face a boost in just 15 minutes with this Acure Radically Rejuvenating Sheet Mask. Made with argan oil, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, this facial sheet mask provides visible rejuvenation and helps battle nasty signs of aging. Its paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil–free, petroleum-free, and silicone-free, so you can feel good about …

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2. ORGAID Vitamin C & Revitalizing Organic Sheet Mask

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Get moisture back into your skin while giving your face a well-deserved break from your makeup with this ORGAID Vitamin C & Revitalizing Organic Sheet Mask. This organic face mask is made with vitamin C to help enhance collagen synthesis in your skin and with Ecoderma fabric technology so that the serum absorbs deeper into your skin for better …

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3. Beauty by Earth Hydrating Clay Facial Mask

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If deep-rooted dirt and grime are clogging up your pores, let Beauty by Earth Hydrating Clay Facial Mask clear the way by taking care of all the dirty work. This natural hydrating clay face mask contains bentonite clay to gently extract the yucky stuff while calming skin irritation. Aloe vera leaf juice, organic shea butter, jojoba oil, and …

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4. Terra Beauty Bars Rose Coconut Dry Facial Clay Mask

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Made with coconut milk, white kaolin clay, and Brazilian rose clay, this Terra Beauty Bars Rose Coconut Dry Facial Clay Mask was developed for dry to normal skin. Each 2-ounce jar of this dry clay mask powder is finely crafted with 100% natural, vegan botanicals. Just 1–2 teaspoons mixed with a few drops of liquid provide an ultra-nourishing and …

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5. Ursa Major Bright and Easy Flash Mask

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This Bright and Easy Flash Mask does just what it says. Massage this Ursa Major enzyme facial mask into your skin and let it dry for three minutes, then rinse. This gentle facial is made to enhance the skin’s elasticity and brighten your skin tone in a "flash." Who said an effective skincare treatment couldn’t be quick and easy?

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6. Lavido 2-in-1 Purifying Facial Mask & Exfoliator

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The Lavido 2-in-1 Purifying Facial Mask and Exfoliator simplifies any skincare routine. Achieve a more radiant complexion with this anti-aging facial mask that renews your skin while exfoliating dead skin cells. What’s not to love about a dual-purpose mask with ingredients made to improve skin tone, minimize blemishes, and stimulate circulation and …

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7. Yes To Detoxifying & Hydrating White Charcoal Spot Mud Mask

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Whether you’re at home or on the go, Yes To Detoxifying & Hydrating White Charcoal Spot Mud Mask keeps your skincare routine simple while you stay mess-free. Using the product’s built-in sponge applicator, you can spot-treat and target specific areas and keep the mask from muddying your hands. The lightweight formula dries fast, making daily …

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8. SJÖ Skin Happy Honey Mask

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Made with a blend of just six natural ingredients, each small batch of SJÖ Skin Happy Honey Mask comes to you from Sweden. Nourishing your complexion is easy with this luxurious facial mask, packaged with a handy brush for direct application. The velvety texture is specially formulated with raw Swedish honey that’s locally sourced directly from the …
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9. Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Fighting Paper Mask - Single Use

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Give your face a high quality treatment that's good for you with a Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Fighting Paper Mask - Single Use. The salicylic acid and tomato extracts will clear your skin and rid the oils from your face. Cruelty-free and natural, you can rest easy while you give your skin that beautiful glow.

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10. Yes To Watermelon Super Fresh Jelly Mask

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Yes to an ultra-lightweight jelly mask with juicy and fresh watermelon to help quench, soften and lightly hydrate skin. This translucent pink mask, formulated with watermelon, that’s rich in Lycopene and Vitamin C, gently exfoliates to help tone and brighten while lightly hydrating and soothing skin in just 10 minutes. Enjoy over 11 uses per tube.
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11. Burt's Bees Refreshing Cucumber Sheet Mask

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These masks are infused with celery to instantly moisturize, balance PH and improve the texture of your skin. Extracts from plants and flowers help to promote healthy skin and effectively keeps the skin hydrated, revitalized, and radiant. They are specially formulated to leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
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12. OSEA White Algae Mask

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This age-defying mask instantly improves the appearance of dull, uneven skin tones for a visibly brighter complexion. White Marine Algae, White Tea and Resveratrol diminish the appearance of surface redness for a more luminous look. Mineral Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid lock in hydration, soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin …
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What do face masks do for your skin?

There are as many types of face masks out there as there are benefits for your skin. Each type of face mask can help do something different for your skin, and some types of face masks are meant to help certain skin types more than others.

Here’s a rundown of what you should know.

  • Mud masks absorb extra oils from your skin, while also exfoliating your skin and removing impurities
  • Clay masks and charcoal masks can do us one huge favor — they can keep acne, blemishes, and blackheads away, while possibly making our pores look smaller, too
  • Cream face masks are great for dry skin as they hydrate your face with each use
  • Gel face masks hydrate skin, but are best for those with sensitive or sun-damaged skin
  • Sheet skin care masks are super easy to use as you can just peel them off when you’re done, and they’re great for making sure your skin gets more from the ingredients from the mask you’re using

Is a charcoal mask good for dry skin?

A great face mask for dry skin is a charcoal face mask. These types of skincare masks can really hydrate skin to restore moisture to your face. If you have really dry skin, you should try using a charcoal face mask about twice a week. If you have oily skin, and then you should only use it once a week.

Charcoal skincare masks are also amazing for acne-prone skin as the charcoal will help pull out dirt, grime, and impurities that have been left behind even after cleansing. Aside from pulling out impurities from deep in the skin, these masks will also balance natural oils and unclog pores. Mud masks can also unclog pores and soak up extra oils in your skin. Browse through our top face masks above, and see which ones may be right for your skin type.

How often should you use a clay face mask?

Clay face masks can be used up to three times a week, but they shouldn’t be used more than that. Clay masks, like this Lavido Deep Detox Clay Mask, should also only be used for up to 15 minutes at a time during each use. Plus, if you didn’t already know, clay masks are most effective and restorative if they don’t dry out completely.

Keep in mind there are some clay masks and other face masks that can be used every single day. You’ll want to double check the instructions on the package of the product you’re using and follow them carefully. If there is ever any doubt, you can always ask your doctor or dermatologist, too. For a wide variety of the best face masks for skincare, see our list above that brings together picks for all skin types.

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